This volume explores the underbelly of the US Air Force of some 40 years ago and its impact on the life and decision of a young alleged commander of troops looking for . . . well, you'll see. Mathematically, it is about 30% fiction and 70% reality. The persons therein are 80-90% real, sometimes surreal. Same for the military organization. Most names are changed, locations in Europe and the U.S. are not.don't let the humor throw you. It is crucial to the context and allows the alleged commander to survive past the final page. Military machinations? There is that, orchestrated by the officer corps, as well as competence and incompetence of all corps. Love? You bet, and sex and minor violence, too. Terror? Well, of an institutional sort. Philosophy? Indeed, from West to East and including: the modern, the martial, the near marital, and that which is said to be mysterious and leads one elsewhere on the planet. And although this all took place a long time ago, it is undoubtedly still happening. Perhaps to you. Perhaps it already did. Questions are raised. A few are answered. Leaving some, like the author, still looking.
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March 11, 2008
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